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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:24 pm 
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I will never pay for a tutor for my bright children, they don't need one! So I tutored them myself, my DD and DS both go to grammar schools, well my DD will in September, and passed with flying colours. If YOU know you are good enough to tutor then do! Or get spouse/partner to do some subjects which they are better at. Children don't like having to semingly waste their time being tutored therefore in their own home it does'nt feel as bad just like extended homework...

If your childs school does eleven plus clubs go to one, that will help your child get more practice! At home explain maths to them and go through stratiges, then go through VR types and finally do English Comprehension. It will require work but will help just as well. :) :) :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:25 pm 
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A quick question, if your bright children do not need a tutor, then why did you tutor them yourselves? It doesn't matter who the teacher is, the parent or another person, the end result is the same. ie. the child is being tutored.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:05 pm 
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there is an interesting discussion on the pros and cons of having a professional tutor on this thread

viewtopic.php?t=13667.

It basically boils down to what suits you and your child, everyone is different


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:50 pm 
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pheasantchick wrote:
A quick question, if your bright children do not need a tutor, then why did you tutor them yourselves? It doesn't matter who the teacher is, the parent or another person, the end result is the same. ie. the child is being tutored.


I agree and I must say that the op did come across as a tad smug!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:03 pm 
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A tad smug? I don't think so. My child is not perfect but is clever- am I not allowed to say that without being moaned at ? My tutoring helped refine skills and teach some more advanced maths concept.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Still smug...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:37 pm 
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mmm I couldn't tutor my kids 'cos they are far cleverer than me.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Could and did tutor my son...... still help now if stuck (Yr 10 ).....hated every minute of trying to make him see that VR was needed if he wanted to go to grammar.
Too many arguments (all that huffing) and door slamming...I am sure that he would have been much calmer for someone else.. :roll: but funds did not allow..... so again it depends on the child.. there is no right or wrong... just what works!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:55 am 
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Well I am a teacher


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:08 am 
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CCHSsmiley wrote:
Well I am a teacher


so am I!

as I said before if it works for you then that is good. Every family has different circumstances and what works for one may not work for others as the discussion I highlighted showed.


Can we please discuss this without resorting to personal attacks.
Remember not everyone has the same views as you. If in doubt read Rule 1 be polite

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